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Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 11:15
Subject: Re: PHOTO] [iris-photos]
AnotherTB: Peach Spot photo
Margie, thanks for posting this very clear, clean
photo of an iris with lovely color.
Just as a thought on hybridizing, however, with
the form, ratios of width to length of petals, low bud count (sorta) and
branching, I would think that to breed for this type--including rebloom--one
would be to advantage to go to some of the best of the Blyth yellow or
pink amoena sorts, or to the line that includes MAN ABOUT TOWN, or to
BRAGGADOCIO and its children from Keppel. It is easier to get a taller
stalk (from Brag.) than it is to correct---no, let me say that differently--to
update the character-- of Peach Spot. Braggadocio, in addition to being
an I-sub-s Progenitor-type bicolor also carries the genetics for making yellow
amoenas. I haven't heard about RIO, but it should act similarly, I would
think. Both are very *wide* hafted, modern irises.
These I mention may not rebloom themselves, but
their ancestries have a lot of things in them that suggest rebloom
potential. One might not get rebloom the first generation, but
persistance pays....don't we know! There aren't many rebloomers that
have the fat-'n-fluffy wide, ruffled look much favored these days. There
are some good rebloomers around that could be used with some like these.
One that comes to mind that could be a real asset is IMPULSIVE. Crossing
the best of the best with rebloomers, then selecting the vigorous,
fast-increasing progeny and crossing among them or crossing to rebloomers has
Just thinking outloud......
Neil Mogensen z 7 western
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